Early Education News

December 2021


A variety of timely updates, information and resources are below. Thank you for being part of our early education family!

Sincerely, The Early Education Team

Parking Lot Adjustment : Early Education Center Location

To accommodate construction on the new addition to the Early Education Center, an important parking lot adjustment will occur from Friday, December 17 through Friday, January 7.

During this time, please use caution to steer clear of any construction vehicles and avoid using parking spaces marked with cones.

Spaces marked for handicap use are also not available without a disability parking certificate.

Staff will be parking elsewhere to decrease the impact on your arrival and departure. Thank you in advance for your patience with this process, and your extra caution and respect for construction vehicles and materials.

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Program Reminder : Cold Weather Gear

Even through construction, most classes will venture outside on their school days for large motor movement and a breath of fresh air. Please continue to send warm winter gear. We want to keep students warm AND dry for comfort. Remember to send the following:

  • Warm jacket

  • Hat

  • Boots

  • Snow Pants

  • Mittens/Gloves

If your child is in need of winter clothing items, please contact the office. If you have snow pants or jackets that your child has outgrown, please consider donating them.

Family Life : Realistic Expectations

This time of year comes with a whole host of expectations, schedule disruptions, extra tasks or chores, and unexpected impacts to your family’s daily schedule. For families with young children, it is helpful to maintain healthy and realistic expectations for your child during these times.

  • Adjusting seasonal plans around meals and naps as much as possible.

  • Keeping comfort and familiar objects close during travel.

  • Preparing children for change by sharing what they might see, hear, eat, and do next.

  • Sharing pictures and stories of family members they might see.

  • Limiting plans to the most important outings.

  • Expecting emotion management to be more difficult for children - and therefore, the need for parents to be calm, patient, and available even more important.

  • Continuing to commit to 11 - 13 hours of sleep for your preschooler per night.

  • Sticking to the follow-through of expectations for safety and respect.

What’s Happening : Dates to remember

Dec 20 - School Board Meeting

Dec 20-22 - Winter Class Parties

Dec 23 - Jan 2 - No School, Winter Break

Dec 27 - Winter Community Education Catalogs are delivered

Jan 19 - Winter Cookie Decorating, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Jan 19 - Feb 16 - Infant Class with Alomere Health

Jan 21 - Parent Advisory Council Meeting, 8 - 9:30

Jan 24 and 25 - Early Childhood Screening Appointments

Feb 4 - Go Wild For Books Community Event at the EEC, 4 - 6 pm

Feb 7 - 2022-23 Preschool Registration opens

Feb 14 - Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating, 5:30 - 6:30 pm